SHENANDOAH – The Shenandoah Mustangs scored eight runs in the first inning and ended up in double digits for the third straight game, a 13-3 win over Lenox, Tuesday, July 9.
The win was the seventh of the season, third in a row for the Mustangs. They scored 42 combined runs during the winning streak.
The first six reached in the first inning for the Mustangs. Braden Knight and Owen McCunn singled off of Tiger starting pitcher Keagan Christensen. AJ Herold and Kyle Cerven followed with walks, forcing in a run. Anthony Stogdill singled in a run, and then an error scored Herold. Cerven scored on a wild pitch, and then Blake Doyle walked. The first out was a Cain Lorimor groundout, but it drove in a run. Devin Morelock and Brody Owen followed with RBI hits. Knight singled, and then McCunn singled in Owen. Herold was hit by a pitch to load the bases, but Christensen was able to strike out Cerven and Stogdill to end the inning.
Shenandoah added two more runs in the second on Knight’s two-run double.
The Mustangs batted around in a three-run fourth. Herold singled in two with two outs, and then Cerven singled in a run.
Lenox scored three off of Doyle in his five inning complete game win. Brad Larson singled in a run in the second, Danny Ramirez singled in a run in the fourth and Jhordan Montiel scored on an error in the fifth for the Tigers.
Doyle gave up four hits and three runs, one earned. He struck out four and didn’t walk anyone.
Knight led the offense with three hits, a run scored and two RBIs. McCunn added two hits. All nine starters scored a run and eight had a hit as Shenandoah improved to 7-20 on the season.
The loss was Lenox’s sixth straight and dropped the Tigers to 6-17.